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BrianB

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Finally - we have baby greys. We had to move them so we decided to pull all the babies on Thursday and get everything over with at the same time. The last one hatched this past Tuesday and was a total surprise. We knew there had been 4 eggs, but only 3 chicks. We presumed the last one didn't hatch and she had eaten the egg. When we pulled them the smallest was hiding there in the middle of the older ones. They are all together in the brooder along with our baby green wing. We keep them on a baby blanket for a while so they stay cuddled up together. I need another brooder. With these 4, a green wing, and at least two red-fronted macaws there won't be any space.

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Oh my goodness they are so precious! Look at those sweet little Dino babies :heart:
 

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One of the baby greys has white toes. Has anyone seen that? Even the nail is white. When I first saw it I thought it was a toe constriction and there wasn't any blood flow to it, but then I saw the nail was white and realized it was a lack of pigment, not a constriction. It's like it has vitiligo on the toe. You can see it in the last picture I posted. It's the one in the center. Now that the bird is older it's very noticeable.
 

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One of the baby greys has white toes. Has anyone seen that? Even the nail is white. When I first saw it I thought it was a toe constriction and there wasn't any blood flow to it, but then I saw the nail was white and realized it was a lack of pigment, not a constriction. It's like it has vitiligo on the toe. You can see it in the last picture I posted. It's the one in the center. Now that the bird is older it's very noticeable.
Yes. A while back there was at least one member who posted about this with a macaw. I believe that it was a hyacinth.
 

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OMG they are soooo cute :)
 

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Hi there, I came on here looking for information on this exact thing.
I am located in Australia and am currently handraising a young greenwing macaw, she is about 7 weeks and weighs around 960g .
this particular greenwing macaw has a white toenail and weird feather colouration. I was told she could be a pied mutation.
I was wondering if anyone here has any info or has seen this Before. Here are some photos.
 

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BrianB

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Hi there, I came on here looking for information on this exact thing.
I am located in Australia and am currently handraising a young greenwing macaw, she is about 7 weeks and weighs around 960g .
this particular greenwing macaw has a white toenail and weird feather colouration. I was told she could be a pied mutation.
I was wondering if anyone here has any info or has seen this Before. Here are some photos.
Looks like a healthy baby greenwing to me. It seems like the white toenails just happen sometimes. I don't see anything unusual about the coloring, but the feathers aren't fully grown yet.
 

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Those are beautiful grey babies!
 

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These little miscreants are getting so big. We haven't had the DNA done yet, but based on color alone I think we have 3 boys and a girl. The father is dark grey and the mother is a very light silver color. Three of these babies are dark and one is silver. DNA will tell us for sure, I just have to get off my backside and get it done.

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Such adorable "miscreants ".
 
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